Thursday 23 February 2017

Great North Big Band Jazz Festival, March 3-5

The annual Great North Big Band Festival is coming up next month, and this time they have a new home. In recent years, the event has been held in Sunderland but for the 2017 edition, nearby Chester le Street will house the 30 big bands.

Fans of big band music will be in their element as a weekend of performances and competition runs from 3rd - 5th March.

Friday - Concert Double Bill featuring Musicians Unlimited Big Band & Festival Big Band

Saturday - Big Band Jazz Competition (Open Section) - 11am until 7pm
                 Performance featuring the winner of the day's competition - 7pm

Sunday - Big Band Jazz Competition (School and Youth Section) - 11am until 7pm

For more information, visit the Great North Big Band Festival website.

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